Maine gubernatorial election, 1940

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Maine gubernatorial election, 1940
← 1938 September 9, 1940 1942 →
Nominee Sumner Sewall Fulton J. Redman
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 162,719 92,053
Percentage 63.87% 36.13

County results
  Counties won by Redman
  Counties won by Sewall

Governor before election

Lewis O. Barrows

Elected Governor

Sumner Sewall

The 1940 Maine gubernatorial election took place on September 9, 1940. Incumbent Republican Governor Lewis O. Barrows was term limited and unable to seek re-election. Republican Maine Senate President Sumner Sewall faced off against Democrat Fulton J. Redman in the general election, beating him easily. This election was the last gubernatorial contest in Maine held prior to United States involvement in the second world war.


1940 Gubernatorial Election, Maine[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sumner Sewall 162,719 63.87% -
Democratic Fulton J. Redman 92,053 36.13% -
Majority 70,666 27.74%